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Re: New release of GNU make

From: Sam James
Subject: Re: New release of GNU make
Date: Tue, 6 Sep 2022 18:59:01 +0100

> On 6 Sep 2022, at 15:58, Paul Smith <psmith@gnu.org> wrote:
> On Mon, 2022-09-05 at 03:47 +0100, Sam James wrote:
>> I started testing master recently and hit
>> https://savannah.gnu.org/bugs/?63016
>> which prevented doing any more testing.
> Just curious: why does this prevent doing any more testing?

We usually try to test new versions of things before they come out
and build all packages against it.

When we started testing in Gentoo (not unleashed onto users),
we had several failures that looks liked this almost immediately.

This tends to be a sign of more to come if things fall out
very quickly.

We had:
- https://bugs.gentoo.org/867892 ("media-gfx/gif2png-2.5.14:0 - 
Makefile:<snip>: Recursive variable VERSION references itself (eventually). 
- https://bugs.gentoo.org/867895 ("dev-lang/mercury-22.01.1:0 - Recursive 
variable 'GRADESTRING' references itself (eventually). Stop.")
- https://bugs.gentoo.org/867904 ("games-simulation/simutrans-123.0.1-r1:0 - 
Makefile:<snip>: Recursive variable CFLAGS references itself (eventually). 

I didn't bother continuing given:
1. This happened so quickly and I suspect there'd be
many duplicates;
2. Dependencies failing to build makes it more awkward to test other
3. Any fix for this might end up influencing other results anyway,
so I'd need to test again once this issue is fixed.

If you think this is another issue, I can file
a separate, new bug.


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